Ignatius of Antioch
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Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of Antioch (Ἰγνάτιος Ἀντιοχείας, Ignatios Antiocheias). An early church father and bishop of Antioch of Syria. Wrote seven letters before his martyrdom (ca. ad 110–117) that provide insight into the post-apostolic church. Ignatius is also known as Theophorus (“God-bearer”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ignatius and His Epistles
IGNATIUS AND HIS EPISTLES* Bishop of Antioch in Syria in the late first century, whose writings were very close to the thought of the NT writers. He wrote seven letters while en route under armed guard to Rome to suffer martyrdom (probably ad 107). The letters were to churches in cities through which
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of AntiochBishop of Antioch during the reign of the Emperor Trajan (98–117 c.e.). He was taken by Roman soldiers from Antioch to Rome, where he was martyred ca. 115. During this journey he wrote six letters to churches (Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, Romans, Philadelphians, Smyrnaeans) and
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius, bishop of Antioch in Syria, was sent early in the second century as a prisoner to Rome to be thrown to wild animals in the arena. While en route he wrote seven letters which offer a glimpse of post-apostolic Christianity in Asia Minor and are virtually the only source of
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ignatius, St
Ignatius, St (c. 35–c. 107), Bp. of *Antioch. Ignatius describes himself as also called ‘Theophoros’ (Θεοφόρος, ‘bearer of God’, or perhaps Θεόφορος, ‘borne by God’). He was probably of Syrian origin, and J. B. *Lightfoot, basing himself on a passage from his Ep. ad Romanos, believed that he was
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Ignatius, St.
Igna′tius (St.) is represented in Christian art accompanied by lions, or chained and exposed to them, in allusion to his martyrdom. The legend is that he was brought before the Emperor Trajan, who condemned him to be made the food of lions and other wild beasts for the delectation of the people. According
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Ignatius of Antionch
Ignatius (St.).—Little is known of the life of St. Ignatius, who was also called Theophorus. All we know is, that he was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist, that he occupied the episcopal chair at Antioch (70–107) for thirty-seven years, as successor of St. Peter and Evodius; that during the persecution
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of Antioch (ca. 35–ca. 107). Bishop of Antioch of Syria who was martyred in Rome during the reign of Trajan (98–117). According to ⇒Origen and ⇒Eusebius, he was the second bishop of Antioch after Evodius, ca. 69. But some consider St. Peter the first bishop, in which case I. would be the third.
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of AntiochThe seven letters of Ignatius of Antioch (c. 35–c. 108) partly concern his last journey from Antioch, where he was bishop, to Rome, where he expected martyrdom. While he was in Smyrna, he wrote letters to the Ephesians, the Magnesians, the Trallians, and the Romans. When he reached
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Ignatius (c. 35–c. 107). An influential *apostolic father and bishop of Antioch, Ignatius was probably the second or third person to hold that office. He wrote seven letters that have been preserved, addressed to Christians living in Ephesus, Magnesia, Tralles, Rome, Philadelphia and Smyrna, as well
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Ignatius of Antioch
Ignatius of AntiochEarliest post-New Testament martyr“Now I begin to be a disciple.… Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment … come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ.”Ignatius was going to die. He knew it. He wanted it. The only possible problem, as he saw it,
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
IGNA′TIUS (Ἰγνάτιος). 1. Of Antioch, one of the Apostolical Fathers; called also Theophorus, or Deifer (ὁ Θεοφόρος), a title explained by Ignatius himself in his conversation with the emperor Trajan to mean “one that has Christ in his heart.” Some of the Greeks, interpreting the epithet passively